New Employee Orientation for Faculty and Staff

Welcome to USNH

Welcome to the University System of New Hampshire. We are very proud of the high caliber of our faculty and staff, and value your contributions towards our goal of providing high-quality education to students while being an engaged member of our host communities and the state. We serve the people of New Hampshire through our collective efforts in higher education, governance, planning, financial management, stewardship, and service. Created in 1963, the University System incorporates five separate campuses (the University of New Hampshire at Durham, Manchester, and UNH School of Law), Keene State College, Plymouth State University, and Granite State College) and numerous organizations – such as the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension – all affiliated under a single system that is governed by a Board of Trustees. The University System conducts its own financial, personnel, purchasing, construction, and other programs through its administrative offices in Concord, New Hampshire.

The University System serves over 31,000 students annually. USNH institutions offer undergraduate and graduate programs that provide students with a broad general education (as well as a comprehensive offering of majors in the arts, math and sciences, teacher education, and technical and professional areas), while still retaining a unique campus character and sense of community. We are committed to promoting a work environment that is both equitable and rewarding. Thank you for joining the University System. I encourage you to take full advantage of the learning and growth opportunities USNH has to offer.


Jim McGrail

Chief Human Resources Officer

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